EMERGENCY GUIDE

If there is NOT AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OF DANGER but someone is acting irrationally due to his/her mental state, contact the Prince George's County mobile crisis team (301) 429 - 2185.

 

If someone is acting irrationally due to their mental state and there IS AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OF DANGER to themselves or someone else, call 911 and inform the dispatcher that the person you are calling in regards to a person diagnosed with a mental illness.

 

 

**An immediate threat of danger can include threats to hurt him/herself or another individual.

 

Calling 911 

 

When you call 911, it is important to try to remain as calm as possible. You will need to provide important information in order for the emergency to be successfully resolved. Try to speak clearly and calmly; do not shout.  Provide the following information to the 911 operator: 
 

  • Your name and address

  • Location of the incident

  • Name of the person in crisis

  • Your relationship to the person in crisis

  • A description of the person in crisis

  • Information on the person’s mental illness

  • The person’s diagnosis if known

  • Medications the person takes

  • If the person has stopped taking his/her medication

  • Is the person violent

  • Any history of violence

  • If there are any weapons at the location

  • What the person is doing, saying and/or experiencing

  • Use of any illegal and non-illegal substance(s)


 When Law Enforcement Arrives: 
 

  • Turn on all lights in the house if indoors so everyone can be clearly seen

  • Do not have anything in your hands when you meet the officer(s)

  • Walk, do not run up to the officers

  • Remain at an appropriate distance to secure the safety of you and the officer(s). The recommended distance is 30 feet

  • Calmly identify yourself

  • Calmly offer information you think might be helpful (anyone currently in the home, reason for the call, if the person has fled, etc.)

  • Be clear and concise

  • Follow any important and relevant instructions the officer(s) provide

NEED ASSISTANCE? 

Maryland Crisis Hotline

1 (800) 422 - 0009

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 273 - 8255

Crisis Response Team

(301) 429-2185

 

Prince George’s County Police 

911 (emergency)

(301) 390-2100 (non-emergency)

 

Sherriff’s Department

(301) 780-8600

 

County Detention Center

(301) 952-4800

 

Commissioner’s Office

(301) 952-5078

 

Prince George’s County Hospital Center

(301) 618-2000

 

Southern Maryland Hospital

(301) 877-4500

 

Laurel Regional Hospital

(301) 725-8400

 

Health Department

Behavioral Health Services

Core Services Agency

 (301) 856-9500

 

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)

410-402-8300

 

Sheppard Pratt Health System

(410) 938-3000

Contact Us

Hanko Building

8511 Legation Road

New Carrollton, MD 20784 

Office: (301) 429-0970  

Fax:  (301) 429-0971 

Email: nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com 

HELPLINE

(301) 429-0970

(English & Spanish) 

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